Upcoming Events in West Carleton-March
There are always great events and important meetings happening in and around West Carleton-March, and some of these are listed below. If you have an event you would like included, please email email@example.com.
The Constance Bay Community Market, located on the grounds of St. Gabriel's Church (205 Bayview Drive), is held from 9am to 2pm on these Saturdays:
- June 17
- July 1, 15 and 29
- August 12 and 26
- September 9, 16, 23 and 30
The Market provides fresh produce and meats, fresh roasted coffee beans, arts and crafts and more! Donations to the West Carleton Food Access Centre will be accepted. For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.marketinthebay.com.
On Saturday, August 12 from 11am to 3pm the CBBCA is hosting their annual Bay Days Family Fun Day. Carnival games, BBQ, bouncies, prizes, and lots of fun with friends. Details at cbbca.ca.
The West Carleton Arts Society will be holding Art on the Grass, a summer arts festival at the Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Rd. Carp, on Saturday August 19, 2017 from 8 am to 3 pm. The festival will include art work and handcrafted items, as well as an open invitation to a casual Plein Air Painting Day in and around the beautiful village of Carp. CLICK HERE for more details of the event.
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Apply to become a volunteer in your community with Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. The Centre’s volunteer resources coordinator will be present at the Constance Bay Community Centre on August 21, from 11am-noon and will be accepting applications. Interviews with will held at a later date. For questions, call 613-591-3686 ext. 280.
The Fitzroy Community Association is hosting a 40th Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 26 at the Community Centre. Cocktails 5pm. Dinner 7pm. Dance 9pm. Dinner and dance under a tent on the "B" diamond. Entertainment by live acts outside under the stars. Tickets are $40 each for the dinner and dance. $10 for the dance only. For more info and to purchase tickets go to: http://www.fitzroyharbour.com/
Murder at Cafe Noir is a murder mystery dinner theatre staged by Rural Root Theatre Company at the Carp Agricultural Hall. It will run Friday, July 7, Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. Doors open at 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Show starts at 7:15pm. On Sunday, doors will open at 1pm with the show starting at 1:30pm. Tickets are $40 each and include a three-course meal. All proceeds to flood relief in the West Carleton area. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 613-618-9789 or online at www.rural-root.org/tickets/.
Canada Day festivities will be held at the Dunrobin Community Centre on July 1 starting at 4pm. Photo booth from 4-7pm with period costumes available. Entertainment featuring bands Heavenly Blue and Power Farm happening through to the fireworks at 9:30pm. Opening ceremony at 6pm. Circus Delights with magic show, bouncy castle and obstacle course. Colouring booth for youngsters. Fire truck will be on hand. BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments. All those dressed in period costumes will receive a free hot dog. Event happens rain or shine. Everyone welcome.
On Canada Day at the West Carleton Legion, Henry Blackjack & Friends will be on stage at 3:30pm. Starting at 4:30pm there will be a BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages and salads. $6 for adults and $4 for children under nine years of age. Pay as you go. Everyone welcome.
Join the Diefenbunker Museum on Canada’s 150th Birthday. They will have family-friendly activities, including face-painting, a maple leaf scavenger hunt through the entire 4 storey underground Bunker, an obstacle course, crafts in the cafeteria, and more! They will also have a BBQ with hot dogs and veggie dogs. As well as frozen treats and drinks for an affordable price! Please note the special hours of 10am – 2pm. Cost: Free.
Experience an 1867 rural Dominion Day celebration! Pinhey's Point has long been a destination to escape the city and enjoy leisure activities along the Ottawa River. Help them recreate this experience through participation in heritage games and activities from the period, including graces and tug of war. Cost: By Donation
The Carp Farmers' Market is celebrating at double birthday - Canada's 150th and the Market's 27th season! There will be cake! The Market is located at the Carp Fairgrounds and is open every Saturday from 8am-1pm, from May to October. For more information visit www.carpfarmersmarket.ca.
The Huntley Community Association will once again host Canada Day Breakfast for Seniors at the Huntley Mess Hall. Details are still being coordinated and for the latest information, please visit their website at www.hca.carp.ca.
The 2nd annual Carp Herb Fest is being held on Saturday, June 24, from 8am from 3pm at the Carp Fairgrounds. Loads of herbs, cooking demonstrations, tea tasting and more.
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is hosting a spring tea on June 20 from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments. The event is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register call 613-591-3686 x327. Transportation can be arranged.
On Saturday June 17, the Anglican Parish of Huntley is hosting a community celebration to honour National Aboriginal Day. Happening from 10am to noon on the lawn of parish hall at 3774 Carp Rd. The event will move inside the parish hall if raining. Part of this free event will be a blanket exercise which is a teaching of the history of the first peoples, colonization and reconciliation. Hospitality and music as well.
St. Paul's United Church is holding a bake sale on Saturday June 17 from 9am to 1pm. Sponsored by the Soupindipity Committee. Everyone welcome.
The parent council of St. Michael's School in Fitzroy Harbour invites all past, present and future students and families, as well as everyone in the community, to a year-end BBQ on Wednesday, June 14 from 4:30-7pm. BBQ dinner, face painting, a petting zoo, visit from the local firefighters and much more. All available at a minimum cost.
The Ottawa River Canoe Club (ORCC) is holding an Open House on June 10th, 10 – 3. You’ll have the opportunity to paddle in a canoe, kayak, dragon boat, stand-up paddling (SUP) and outrigger. Demonstrations will also be given throughout the day. ORCC offers summer camps for children aged 6-15 years old, and a Children’s Introductory Evening Paddling Program. We have youth and adult programs from May to September, for competitive racing, masters sprint paddling, dragon boat, outrigger, and stand-up paddling (SUP). The club also offers recreational and competitive programs for adults and youth with a physical (Para) or intellectual (Paddle All) disability. ORCC is located at the corner of 6th Line Road and Cameron Harvey Drive (previously Riddell Rd), 12 kms West of the 417 and March Road. Visit www.ottawarivercanoe.com for more details about our Open House and programs.
St. Mary’s Anglican Church (2574 Sixth Line Rd., Dunrobin) is holding its Annual Plant Sale, Saturday, June 3 from 9am – 4pm. Featuring interesting & treasured varieties in celebration of Canada 150. Hardy perennials and more. Arrive early to get your favourites!
St. Gabriel's Parish sponsoring a yard sale on Saturday, June 3, 8am-1pm, in the church hall and parking lot at 205 Bayview Drive in Constance Bay. Donation of items are being accepted from the community, and have been received from any families. Fifty percent of the funds raised will be donated to the Constance and Buckham's Bay Community Centre for distribution to flood victims. Everyone is encouraged to drop by and make a purchase. For more information, 613-832-8063.
St. Thomas' Church in Woodlawn is hosting their Annual Fashion Show, Thursday, May 18 at 7:30pm, at the Kinburn Community Centre. Desserts, coffee, tea, open bar, door prizes. Fashions by Alia/Tanjay at Hazeldean Mall. Tickets: $10. Call. 613 832-1400.
Canada’s ageing workforce is brimming with untapped potential. But one of the biggest obstacles to reaching that potential are myths about older workers and their place in the workforce.
If you are "retired", approaching retirement age, looking to build on your years of experience to inform your next career, or just interested in how the future of work is being redefined, please add your voice to this important conversation. Join Lisa Taylor, a North American expert on the future of work and shifting demographics, and Helen Hirsh Spence, Founder of the Top 60 over 60, in a casual, interactive session and networking opportunity on May 9 at 6pm at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Councillors' Lounge, 2nd Floor.
Lisa will share information about the Boomer workforce, the latest trends and facts impacting today's multi-generational workforce, and bust common myths. She will shed light on the importance of life-long learning and why cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset is key. Lisa will also talk about why new initiatives, such as the Top 60 Over 60, are so important to shift media headlines from sensational, yet false, click-bait to real-life examples of later life entrepreneurialism and intergenerational collaboration.
Light refreshments will be offered. Parking is free on the street and available underground. City Hall is easily accessible with public transportation, on foot and by bike. For more information, please go to www.topsixtyoversixty.com. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/mythbusting-and-the-top-60-over-60-tickets-33815132973
Pong's Poutine is holding their annual fundraiser for CHEO on Saturday May 6 from 11-3pm.
The annual Diefenbooker Classic is taking place on Saturday, May 6 and is a major fundraiser for the West Carleton-March branches of the Ottawa Public Library. There will be events for all ages including:
- 5km and 10km running races
- 5km, 18km and 33km cycle tours
- 5km walk
- Youth events including 1km running race for kids 12 years and under
- Loonie Loop short races for kids aged 2 to 6 years old
For complete event details and registration procedures visit http://diefenbookerclassic.ncf.ca/Diefenbooker2017/index.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.